George Whitmore, Jr.

 

 

 

Age: 68

 

Summary: former eight-grade dropout student who confessed in 1964 to three New York murders he did not commit and whose case was instrumental in establishing historical legal reforms including the U.S. Supreme Court's 1966 "Miranda" ruling, which protects criminal suspects, and also the repeal of capital punishment in New York State.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: circa 1944

 

Died: October 8, 2012

 

Location: Wildwood, New Jersey